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Author: Joel Girling & Kim Mackenzie

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Hosted by Joel & Kim, The Passing Shot was born out of the desire to channel their ever-present fan passion for the world’s favourite racket sport into a tennis show that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Now, with tens of thousands of downloads under their belt, The Passing Shot brings you weekly catch-ups on the ATP and WTA Tours every Sunday during the season plus interviews with unique guests and round-by-round episodes during Grand Slams. So lend us your ears and we’ll keep you updated on all the latest tennis stories on and off court, with a wandering eye for the sublime to the ridiculous. Ready? Play!
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In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim are joined by Lee from Tennis on Telly to preview where UK tennis fans can watch all the action from the 2021 season.They discuss the UK broadcasting options for the year ahead and the recent changes that have taken place in broadcasting since the pandemic, before looking ahead at the current controversies and debates surrounding the Australian Open 2021.With positive Covid tests on incoming chartered flights, different levels of quarantine in place, unhappy players, and cries of inconsistent rule making and privileges, there is a lot to discuss as we head into the opening Slam of the season.Twitter: @tennisontellyFacebook: Tennis on tellyWebsite: tennisontelly.uk_______Share your fan thoughts on the week with the #passingshotpod on social media.Twitter: @passingshotpodInstagram: @passingshotpodOr drop us an Email: passingshotpod@gmail.comWritten, presented and produced by Joel Girling and Kim MackenzieCrowdfunded by our listeners.*Recorded on 17 January 2021*
In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim roundup the first week’s action from the 2021 ATP/WTA season, with results from Abu Dhabi, Delray Beach and Antalya, including Aryna Sabalenka starting the season where she left off with her 3rd straight title.They also reflect on Aussie Open Qualifying including Fran Jones’s outstanding run to her first Grand Slam. They discuss David Ferrer and Sacha Zverev’s coaching split and Dayana Yastremska’s suspension from the WTA Tour due to a positive doping test.__________Share your fan thoughts on the week with the #passingshotpod on social media.Twitter: @passingshotpodInstagram: @passingshotpodOr drop us an Email: passingshotpod@gmail.comWritten, presented and produced by Joel Girling and Kim MackenzieCrowdfunded by our listeners.Recorded on 13th January 2021.
In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim open up the 2021 season with a post-Christmas catchup and preview of the new season.They discuss the revised Aussie Summer of Tennis schedule, Roger Federer’s withdrawal from the AO and the fallout from Sam Querrey’s suspended fine.They also catch up on the Battle of The Brits Premier League of Tennis event, lament the loss of the joint ATP/WTA live scores app and make some potentially shocking predictions for this year’s Grand Slam and Olympics winners.CROWFUNDER LINK: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-passing-shot-tennis-podcast-in-2021__________Share your fan thoughts on the week with the #passingshotpod on social media.Twitter: @passingshotpodInstagram: @passingshotpodOr drop us an Email: passingshotpod@gmail.comWritten, presented and produced by Joel Girling and Kim MackenzieCrowdfunded by our listeners.Recorded on 5th January 2021.
A quick crowdfund message from Joel & Kim. Many thanks to everyone who has donated to the podcast so far. Incredibly, we have reached £340 so far which we are over the moon about with our target being £500.We understand that times are tough at the moment with Christmas around the corner and the ongoing pandemic, but if you are able to contribute, please do so through the link below:CROWFUNDER LINK: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-passing-shot-tennis-podcast-in-2021Stay safe and Merry Christmas!- Joel & Kim
In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel & Kim close off the 2020 season with a light hearted Passing Shot Awards show.They review their highlights of the year through 16 categories including 'Mask of The Year', 'Match of The Year' and even 'Nick Kyrgios Tweet of The Year'!Join them as they delve into the weird 2020 season that was, and let them know whether you agree or disagree on social media.Enjoyed listening to The Passing Shot in 2020? Show your support to Joel & Kim and donate to our Crowdfunder campaign:CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO OUR 2021 CROWDFUND or search 'The Passing Shot Crowdfunder 2021' 
In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim test each other’s knowledge of the season with a fun 2020 end of season quiz!The quiz entails 4 rounds: 1 ‘easy’ ATP/WTA category, 1 ‘difficult’ ATP/WTA category, 1 Grand Slam category and 1 ATP Tour Finals category (in homage to the end of London’s tenure of the season ending event)Play along with Joel and Kim as they quiz each other and relive the short-lived but still memorable 2020 season.CLICK TO DONATE TO OUR 2021 CROWDFUNDCLICK TO ACCESS QUIZ ANSWER SHEET
In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim discuss Daniil Medvedev’s title win at the ATP Finals, defeating Dominic Thiem in a tight 3 set final, and going unbeaten all week.They reflect on the semi finals which saw Djokovic and Nadal lose out in close affairs,  Koolhof and Mektic claiming the doubles title on their event debut, and Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram missing out on a chance to claim the Year End World No.1 Doubles Team Ranking.They discuss the latest updates from the preparations for the 2021 Australian Open, and also launch the inaugural Passing Shot Crowdfunding campaign!CROWFUNDER LINK: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-passing-shot-tennis-podcast-in-2021
In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim round up the action from the past few days at The ATP Finals in London.They discuss Nadal and Djokovic taking the 2nd place spots in their respective groups after final Round Robin wins over Tsitsipas and Zverev.They also debate the issue of dead rubbers and how best to play them, the latest news from the ATP Player Council and Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares repartnering up for the 2021 season.They also preview the semi finals this weekend and predict who will be taking home the title on Sunday.
In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim roundup the first 3 days action from the Nitto ATP Finals at the O2 Arena in London.They discuss the fantastic high quality match between Nadal v Thiem that had us all gripped on Tuesday afternoon, as well as the deciding set tie break between Tsitsipas and Rublev the same evening.They discuss Djokovic’s serene progress over Schwartzmann and whether Zverev can get back on track in his last 2 group matches amidst the ongoing furore over the domestic violence allegations, to which the ATP have finally released a statement.Joel and Kim also roundup the finals from Sofia and Linz last weekend, which saw Jannik Sinner lifting his maiden tour title and Sabalenka claiming a 2nd title on the trot, defeating her doubles partner Elise Mertens in the final.
In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim preview the upcoming ATP Tour Finals now that the Groups have been set.They try to predict who will emerge from this year’s stellar line up and claim the title, as well as quickly previewing the doubles event and catching up on a bit of action so far from Sofia and Linz.Joel and Kim will be back with with regular catchups throughout the Tour Finals next week, reviewing all the action and main talking points.
With the tennis season coming to a close, join Joel and Kim as they share some news they are particularly excited about heading into the off season and 2021. For the very first time in Passing Shot history, we will be launching our very first crowdfunding campaign!  This will be to help support the show, help fans feel part of the pods and help ensure the tennis fan's voice is heard bigger and louder next season.The campaign will be launching after the ATP Tour Finals and there will be different rewards available for all types of financial backers. All under wraps at the moment, but we  will be keeping listeners updated ahead of launch through the rest of our catch-ups this season. - Joel & Kim
In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim roundup all the action from Paris Bercy, where Daniil Medvedev took home his first title of the year, defeating an in form Sacha Zverev in the final.They also discuss Rafa Nadal reaching 1000 career tour wins, the fallout from Olga Sharypova’s off court allegations against Zverev and Nick Kyrgios’s recent publicization of his battle with depression.Joel also tests Kim with another installment of Mysterious Player, and they look ahead to Sofia and Linz next week as the season winds down.
In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim catch up on the past week’s action from the ATP Tour, with Andrey Rublev and John Millman taking home titles.They also discuss Djokovic’s unexpected defeat to Lorenzo Sonego in Vienna and revelations surrounding Sacha Zverev’s personal life as well as considering how the current rankings changes have benefited some players and not others.
In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim roundup on the past week’s action from the ATP and WTA Tours.From Sacha Zverev making it two wins out of two in Cologne, Aryna Sabalenka doing the double in Ostrava and Ugo Humbert breaking British hearts and going on to win his 2nd Career Title in Antwerp, Joel and Kim discuss all the week’s key talking points.They debate the lack of Hawkeye in Antwerp, the recent retirement of Julia Goerges and the continued lack of diversity amongst professional tennis.
In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim roundup the past week on the ATP Tour.They discuss Rublev winning a 4th Title of the season in St Petersburg, FAA losing a 6th straight final in straight sets with a loss to Zverev in Cologne 1 and Sam Querrey fleeing Russia after testing positive from Coronavirus.They also catch up on the latest announcements from the ATP Player Council, with Andy Murray and Felix Auger Aliassime coming on board, and they look ahead to the preparations for next year’s Australian Open and Wimbledon events.And Mysterious Player is also back, with Kim testing Joel’s tennis knowledge once more!
In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, Joel and Kim roundup all the action from Finals weekend at Roland Garros.From Nadal’s utterly remarkable performance against Djokovic to claim his 13th French Open title and equal Federer’s Slam tally to Iga Świątek's dominant and surprising run to the trophy, Joel and Kim discuss all the main talking points from the Finals.They also roundup the doubles, juniors and wheelchair events to complete what has been a fantastic fortnight of Grand Slam tennis.
In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim roundup all the semi final action from Roland Garros.They discuss Tsitsipas’s resurgence to take Novak Djokovic to a surprise 5th set, Rafa’s revenge on Diego Schwartzman for the Rome defeat and how Iga Swiatek and Sofia Kenin meeting in a Grand Slam Final continues the exciting emergence of an young cohort of WTA players eager to place their stamp on the sport.They also make tentative predictions ahead of the 56th meeting of Nadal and Djokovic on Sunday, and who is more likely to win this edition of their compelling rivalry.
In The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim catchup on the Quarter Finals at the French Open. They discuss the marathon match between Thiem and Schwartzman, Jannik Sinner’s performance against 12 time Champ Rafa Nadal and whether Iga Swiatek is set for Grand Slam glory at just 19.They also try and predict who will make the finals, and whether Djokovic’s potential injury may throw a spanner in the works.
In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim catchup on the 4th round action at Roland Garros.They discuss the glorious and somewhat surprising 5 setter between Dominic Thiem and Hugo Gaston, the spellbinding performance of Iga Swiatek to knock out tournament favourite Simona Halep, and the controversy surrounding Sacha Zverev knowingly playing with possible Covid symptoms.They also consider if this is Elina Svitolina’s best chance of winning her maiden Slam and whether or not Schwartzman could possibly upset Dominic Thiem in the Quarter Final.
In The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim round up the action from Round 3 at the French Open. From Stan Wawrinka losing to French Wildcard Hugo Gaston in 5 sets to one of the favourites in the women’s draw Muguruza also falling, Joel and Kim catch up on all the notable results from the past few days.They also focus on the emergence and success of qualifiers Seb Korda, Daniel Altmaier, Martina Trevisan and Nadia Podoroska reaching the second week of a Slam for the first time in their career.
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Awhael

These quiz segments are fun, hope the segment happens more often in the future.

Apr 5th
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Awhael

I know that there's some sort of OZ-UK sporting rivalry, but Joel... 💀💀😂

Apr 5th
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